The UN asks Pope to fight for water

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Writing to Pope Francis, FAO’s Director-General has pointed to the need to safeguard the world’s water resources so that they can benefit every person in every country. “Access to clean water and sanitation is essential for life, and it is the basis for maintaining a healthy life and helping millions of people out of poverty […]

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United Nations director proposes hydroponics to solve date palm oil problem

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The mention of palm oil is enough to make a serious environmentalist wince in shame of what this oil harvesting has been doing to local ecosystems. In a bid to make the industry more sustainable the United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) director José Graziano da Silva is calling on innovators, including hydroponics specialists, to […]

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Iran bans dog walking

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In some Middle Eastern cities, the governments embrace dog walking, dog loving and dog everything. It seems like there are more dog parks than people parks in some areas of Tel Aviv, but if you live in Iran, watch out. Taking your dog out for a spin might land you in jail. The country’s totalitarian […]

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NASA and FAO launch Collect Earth Online to track land-use and landscape changes anywhere

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Seeing both forests and trees is about to get easier, thanks to a new open-access tool developed by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), with support from the Google Earth Engine Team and the US Government’s SilvaCarbon Program  – allowing anyone to track land-use and landscape […]

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Uri Geller predicted it: An ancient, kosher natural soap factory found in Jaffa

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Mentalist Uri Geller is building a museum in the world’s most ancient port city, Jaffa. When they start digging, an ancient olive soap factory is unearthed. The impressive masbena – or soap-manufacturing factory – dates back to the nineteenth century was discovered along with several large underground chambers. “Our work on the museum required, among […]

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بعثة غرينبيس في أنتارتيكا/ القطب الجنوبي تجد تلوثاً بلاستيكياً وكيماويات خطرة في مياه أنتاركتيكا

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كشف تحليل مختبري لعينات المياه والثلوج التي تم جمعها خلال رحلة غرينبيس الأخيرة إلى أنتاركتيكا، وجود اللدائن البلاستيكية الدقيقة والمواد الكيميائية في غالبية العينات التي تم اختبارها. وتعليقاً على ذلك، قالت فريدا بنغتسون من حملة حماية القطب الجنوبي في منظمة غرينبيس: “قد نعتقد ان القارة القطبية الجنوبية منطقة نائية ونظيفة، الا ان التلوث والتغير المناخي […]

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